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Mar 5, 2014 2:00pm EST
care reform, one of the authors of this bill, mr. waxman, the ranking member of energy and commerce, from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. waxman: i thank the gentleman for yielding to me. the truth of the matter is no matter how many votes the republicans cast to repeal the affordable care act, and no matter how many distortions they spread about the law, there are some facts they cannot change. they cannot change the fact that because the affordable care act nobody in america can ever again be denied health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. they cannot change the fact that a woman can never be charged more than a man for the same coverage. they cannot change the fact that a family will never again be left without coverage just because their child's hospital bills got too high. these facts are stubborn. they are inconvenient for my republican colleagues, so they ignore them and they deny them. republicans have voted or will today 50 times to try to take away the basic security and freedom guaranteed by the aff
Feb 27, 2014 10:00am EST
in washington this week, gives the members of the caucus renewed energy and purpose. events held during rare disease week highlight what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done and there is a lot to do but we will do it together. i am working on important legislation in this area, the bipartisan modernizing our drug and diagnostic evaluation and regulatory network, or modern cures act, that will update the nation's drug evaluation process to encourage the discovery and development of new treatments for chronic and rare diseases. the measure will also create a system that rewards efficiency and defectiveness to the benefit of all persons with rare diseases. the modern cures act will encourage the development of drugs abandoned in the development process. it will create a new category of drugs known as dormant therapies for compounds with insufficient patent protections, drugs that offer the promise to treat conditions with unmet medical needs. updating regulatory networks, such as patent reform, will help open the pipeline for new innovations and therapies. patients with degener
Feb 26, 2014 8:00pm EST
that pay good wages. manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure. over two, train folks with the skills they need to get those jobs. something that your senator is working hard to do everyday. [applause] three, guaranteeing every child has access to a world-class education. [applause] four, making sure that hard work is rewarded with wages youcan live on and savings can retire on and health care you can count on. that is what we are fighting for. [applause] minnesota is helping to lead the way on these issues. poisedate legislature is to raise your minimum wage this year. [applause] i called for a new women's economic agenda. it is actually a family economic agenda. equal pay for equal work. leaders in your state legislature are working hard on this because they know when women succeed, america succeeds. [applause] on all these issues, we are reaching out to members of congress, looking to see if they are willing to work with us on some of these priorities. what i also said at the state of the union is, in this year of action, whenever i can partner directly with states or cities or bus
Feb 28, 2014 10:00am EST
? shorter refueling times. private women fits -- benefits account for 92% of the benefits in energy efficient standards, and 70% energy efficiency standards for refrigerators. the private benefit accounting is a claim depriving consumers of preferred choices would make them better off. benefits like fuel savings are worth more to consumers than realized. to exclude regulations from analysis based on faulty and misleading benefits analysis would only encourage distortion. the identified burdensome new mandates for the parties that have to bear the burden. you see that company bears the burden, that cost gets passed on directly to consumers. so this quote-unquote private benefits that you're going to get more benefit than you thought would you get or see, doesn't offis the the cost they do see coming out of their paycheck when gasoline's more expensive, groceries are more expensive, electricity is more expensive. often parties who pay the cost of these regulations are not the same parties that actually enjoy the benefits. even if a rule is predicted to have a net benefit impacted enco
Mar 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
or the naaqs provisions do? i mean, you're dealing with regulation of energy usage, right, as opposed to emissions of lead, emissions of the other naaqs provisions? >> well it's one thing we're doing the main thing now is significant energy efficiency, for example, different kinds of turbines. different kinds of processes, that sort of thing. that's right. >> the same sort of thing as with, for domestic uses, the energy-efficient light bulbs? >> well, i really don't think this is about light bulbs, mr. chief justice. >> no, but my point is it relates to energy consumption as opposed to particulate emission. >> at the at the moment that's largely true, not entirely true. there are some other technologies described. but of course the epa is considering and scientists are trying to develop additional control technologies like carbon capture technologies. and that's the whole point of best available control technology, is as technology advances and better options come online, that allow for even greater control of the pollutants, the statute requires that they be incorporated. that's how
Feb 25, 2014 8:00pm EST
to promise free energy and foul to americans just a couple of years ago by hugo chavez, yet they can't provide toilet paper. those thing are produced by a demand economy that comes from free enterprise. if there is no product on the shelf and say it is milk or bread, in cuba, rationon of sugar, beans and rice. but if there's nothing on the shelf in america, somebody will look around and say why is that shelf bare. loaf of bread and someone will make a better one for a moderate or better quality or cheaper price for equal quality. and that decides, exen when the consumers pulls it off, that is a vote for one product over another. it happens over and over again in this country. and because of that, we walk store inoss -- grocery america. amazing to see that you can grab anything you wanted. and i think in my trips to places like russia and cuba and looks like their societies are trained to stand in line. we went to the duma in moscow on a trip and we stood outside even though we were expected and we waited a long time to wait in line even to wear your coat up and get in the hallway and
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